Practical Insights on Seed Funding

Apply Now: USAID Grant Funding for Development Innovation Ventures

Apply Now: USAID Grant Funding for Development Innovation Ventures

Published on: Sep 17 2018 by Wayan Vota - 100 Comments
USAID has relaunched its open innovation program, Development Innovation Ventures (DIV), and is now accepting grant applications for products, technologies, services,...
4 Technology Startup Funding Sources for African Entrepreneurs

4 Technology Startup Funding Sources for African Entrepreneurs

Published on: Aug 06 2018 by Wayan Vota - 17 Comments
One of the first and most important decisions that African entrepreneurs need to make when raising money is deciding what type of capital they need. Fundraising...
Apply Now: 3 Million GBP for Your Disaster Response Innovation

Apply Now: 3 Million GBP for Your Disaster Response Innovation

Published on: Oct 02 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: 3 Million GBP for Your Disaster Response Innovation
From Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013, to Nepal’s 2015 earthquake we are seeing time and again how mobile technology is being used to support community...
Apply Now: $1 Million for New Biometric Tools and Chatbots for Digital Financial Services

Apply Now: $1 Million for New Biometric Tools and Chatbots for Digital Financial Services

Published on: May 08 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $1 Million for New Biometric Tools and Chatbots for Digital Financial Services
Caribou Digital has launched the DFS Tech imitative to engage scientists, researchers, and engineers to solve hard technical challenges in financial inclusion,...
Apply Now: 3.3 Million GBP for M4D Innovations in Access to Basic Utilities

Apply Now: 3.3 Million GBP for M4D Innovations in Access to Basic Utilities

Published on: Mar 20 2017 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: 3.3 Million GBP for M4D Innovations in Access to Basic Utilities
Of the 1.2 billion people who lack basic energy access around the world, 772 million are covered by mobile networks. Similar figures exist for water and sanitation,...
Think: A Tigo Rwanda Start-Up Incubator Idea Gone Bad

Think: A Tigo Rwanda Start-Up Incubator Idea Gone Bad

Published on: Aug 08 2014 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
thinkRwanda is a new mobile application incubator in Kigali, founded by Tigo Rwanda. It is now accepting applications for a first round of start-ups, who will get...
Development Innovation Ventures: Seed Funding for Scale from USAID

Development Innovation Ventures: Seed Funding for Scale from USAID

Published on: Aug 04 2010 by Wayan Vota - 12 Comments
USAID has just announced a very compelling program for all those who want to see scale in international development. The Development Innovation Ventures Annual...